IHC seeks response from govt over absence of online trading facilities

IHC seeks response from govt over absence of online trading facilities

International online trading websites are reluctant to award registration to Pakistani citizens

Pak Chronicle Report


Islamabad High Court (IHC) has sought response from the federal government over absence of facilities for Pakistanis to do business online internationally.

The complainant in the case had maintained that worldwide largest websites known for providing online trading facilities have closed doors for registration for Pakistani citizens.

The plaintiff was of the opinion that online trading forums like Amazon and PayPal got reservations over strategy of Pakistan to pay off its international financial liabilities.

Chief Justice of IHC, Athar Minullah in this public interest case issued notices to Ministry of Information Technology and Commerce Ministry to submit response in this connection in two weeks.

The complainant, Junaid Hameed in his constitutional plea stated that e-commerce has exceeded $4 trillion volume in the world.

Contrary to these international developments Pakistani citizens got no access to international markets to do business via utilizing online facilities.

The applicant prayed to the court that as the E-Commerce Policy 2019 is full of miscalculations so it should be declared null and void and the government should be asked to make suitable legislation in this connection.

Moreover, the applicant stated that orders may also be released for taking measures for consumer rights and safety of their data.

Barrister Qadir Bukhsh appeared before the high court to represent his client Junaid Hameed.


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